Join the Central Section and ANA for an exciting day touring award winning projects and nurseries Friday, April 6th 2018

Breakfast at Arcadia Color Garden:

Visit & Welcome the newest ANA member retail nursery in the Valley offering plants and advice to the retail and landscape trade.

Optima – Camelview Village

Go behind the scenes with Kris Floor & Chris Brown to tour this Award Winning condominium community that incorporated more than 500,000 SF of green roofs across all seven levels of this amazing community to create an immersive indoor/outdoor living experience.

Desert Tree Farm Cactus Yard:

Visit this wholesale farm that grows over 300 plant varieties on 60 acres.  Many are proprietary plants uniquely developed for southern Arizona and the southwestern United States.

Lunch and Tour at Cox Tree Farm:

Tour this Valley’s farm with one of the broadest availability of cacti, agaves, aloes, and euphorbias from 1 gallon to large specimens.



Experience Cosanti where the famous Soleri Windbells are made, along with sculptures, graphics and sketches complete with a tour of the foundry and watch an actual bell pour.


Join the USGBC Arizona Lunch and LEED in Phoenix on February 7th. Lunch is provided for in person attendees. Click here to register

Where: Norris Design 901 East Madison Street. Remote attendance is available for distance learners.

Credit: 1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU and 1 Hour LACES

Topic: Sustainable SITES Landscape Design

Description: Sustainable SITES certification is modeled after LEED, but LEED only takes us part of the way. We must move beyond the building to be truly sustainable. SITES helps landscape projects achieve sustainability goals. Learn more about the SITES framework and application during this educational lunch session.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the SITES v2 Rating System, its general history, and central underlying themes
  2. Learn the overview of each SITES v2 section
  3. Understand the benefits of applying SITES v2 Case Studies
  4. Understand the main synergies and differences between the LEED and SITES rating systems

ASLA's Mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
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